If you’re a kid between 8 and 12 years old, it’s time to sign up for Apple Camp. This year’s programs include Coding with Sphero Robots, Beat Making and Songwriting with GarageBand, and Telling Stories with Clips. The programs are hosted at local Apple stores and are 90 minutes a day for three days throughout July. The programs are all free and they fill up fast so be sure to sign up right away. You can check out the program descriptions and sign up at the Apple Camp website.
Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on Apple ending iTunes LP, plus they have something to say about the growing trend of recording and watching video on your smartphones in portrait mode.
David Pogue has made an interesting observation about how millennials are watching videos on their smartphones.
Developers are hard at work exploring ARKit 1.5 in the iOS 11.3 beta and more of their demo videos are showing up online. We found some more on YouTube highlighting vertical plane detection and object recognition for a more immersive augmented reality experience.
iOS 11.3 developer beta has been out for a few days and we’re seeing some ARKit 1.5 examples showing up on YouTube and Twitter.
CES – DJI, best known for drones, announced Osmo Mobile 2 this week at CES. It’s a handheld smartphone gimbal designed to stabilize your videos by keeping it level despite your movements. Or, as DJI put it, Osmo Mobile 2’s, “three-axis gimbal technology cancels out movement in three directions so your video stays steady even if your hands shake or wobble.” It has a built-in rechargeable 2600mAh battery for up to 15 hours of operation, with a charging time of 2 hours. The device is priced at US$129, and will be available exclusively for pre-order at Apple.com on January 23rd, 2018. It will be available more widely starting in early February.
LAS VEGAS – Every year at CES I make it a point to pass through the Las Vegas Convention Center’s Central Hall at least once just to see the spectacle of new TVs on display. Each year, all the big manufacturers try to out-do one another (including renting booth space under dummy company names and expanding last-minute) just to create the most impressive display. This year, for me, LG’s OLED TV tunnel was a perfect entrance to the mayhem. Thankfully, I got there before the power went out, but that’s another story for another time. For now, just enjoy my tour through the LG tunnel.
Apple released Final Cut Pro 10.4 on Thursday with 360° VR video editing support, High Dynamic Range (HDR) support, HEIF and HEVC support, and more.
Jonathan Morrison was lucky enough to get an early hands-on experience with Apple’s new iMac Pro, and he thinks it looks pretty awesome. He tricked out the new model with a cool desk and speakers, and made what he calls the perfect iMac Pro setup. It does look pretty awesome, and he’s already hard at work on some serious video editing. Check out his video showing the dream iMac Pro setup.
Apple made it easy to block videos that autoplay on websites in Safari on macOS High Sierra and you can do the same in Google Chrome, too.
Say hello to Terminal Tinkering, TMO’s brand new podcast where you can learn all about going under the hood with your tech gear to make your own smart home devices, build a Hackintosh, and more.
What exactly is involved with making iPhone and Apple Watch pre-orders happen, and then getting those deliveries out to customers? Buzzfeed got to go behind the scenes to see what it takes for Apple and UPS to get and process orders, and then get the packages into people’s hands. It’s an interesting video and worth checking out.
Apple rolled out iTunes 12.7 on Tuesday with support for iOS 11, but it also does away with a couple features many users rely on.
Adam Christianson from The Maccast and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to offer their take on supposed leaked videos showing the back casing from the iPhone 8, plus they talk about issues with Apple Pay at retailers.
Starting off the week—or the day—with another iPhone 8 leak is pretty much the standard routine, and the latest comes in the form of a couple videos claiming to show the Foxconn production line where the new phones are being assembled.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is out on Blu-ray, DVD, and of course the iTunes Store so we know exactly how everyone will be spending their weekend. Yep, dancing to the unabashedly 70s disco Guardians’ Inferno video. The movie’s main actors are all in the video backing up David Hasselhoff and it’s a flat-out fun three and a half minute escape from the end of the work week. And remember, we are Groot.
Pro video camera maker Red must be pretty confident about the Apple Store because that’s the only place you can get the new Red Raven Camera Kit package.
Loads of cool videos showing how compelling iOS 11’s ARKit is are popping up and the latest comes from Trixi Studios. They recreated the hand sketched style from the 1980’s A-ha “Take On Me” music video, but instead of working with a series of drawings they let ARKit do the heavy lifting. The result is a real-time version of the video you can walk through and watch as other people switch from themselves into drawings. It’s yet another example of the huge potential in ARKit.
Jeff Butts and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about the implications of technology that can realistically simulate actual people speaking, plus John explains why you might want to code in C++ on your Mac.